Time to dust off that Karategi…
Following on from a recent listing by the Game Ratings Board of Korea, an unannounced Virtua Fighter title for PS4 has appeared on the database on the Japanese PSN store. The title was spotted by database hunters and store spoilers PSN Releases.
No detailed information is available at press time, but the listing (which is not publicly viewable) is for a “Virtua Fighter eSports” and features brand new artwork of the Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown cast. All of the characters appear stylized in their VF 5 iterations, implying that this will be a re-release of the 2010 PS3 and Xbox 360 fighter. It should also be noted that the Korean listing was actually titled Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown.
We will keep you informed as and when more information is forthcoming. I’m very giddy right now. It doesn’t appear to be the long-wishlisted Virtua Fighter 6, of course, but releasing an updated edition of VF5: FS, readily available on modern platforms, complete with competent online play, and a revived tournament scene, is exciting stuff all the same.
And so soon after this modder found the full game hidden in Yakuza: Like a Dragon! ORA!